Centre Circle LIVE! podcast: Draft recap, HFX pick Cory Bent & Canada vs. U.S.

Centre Circle LIVE! The Official #CanPL Podcast.
Centre Circle LIVE! The Official #CanPL Podcast.

Hosts Marty Thompson and Charlie O’Connor-Clarke recap the 2019 CPL-U SPORTS Draft, and chat with HFX Wanderers’ first overall pick Cory Bent of Cape Breton. Plus a lookahead to Friday’s Canada vs. U.S game in Concacaf Nations League.

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  • 0:48 – A wintry U SPORTS Championships in Montreal… and Olympic Stadium!
  • 1:44 – HFX snap up Cape Breton’s Cory Bent first overall
  • 3:30 – Is Charlie Waters the steal of the draft for Valour?
  • 5:19 – Are the CCL! Gang surprised to see repeat picks (Bitar, Gardner) for Cavalry and Pacific?
  • 7:45 – “Pacific remains a place I’d love to go to.”
  • 9:55 – Charlie loves the attacking pickups from York9 and Forge.
  • 12:35 – Gabriel Balbinotti earns the pick after a championship with underdog UQTR
  • 14:20 – Cory Bent joins the show hours after learning of his first-overall selection
  • 16:40 – “[Peter Schaale] is the reason I wanted to go and play in front of the Halifax fans.”
  • 18:57 – “[The chance to go pro] is a huge incentive … it’s great to have the flexibility.”
  • 23:01 – Will Canada beat the U.S. in Orlando?
  • 26:43 – A win or a draw sends Canada to the Nations League finals…
  • 26:43 – MLS Cup 2019: What happened?

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